2017 predictions: Arizona K-12 funding reform won’t happen; for-profit universities get political reprieve

| December 21, 2016

By Angela Gonzales • Phoenix Business Journal

Education is top of mind for many in Arizona, but it could be a tough year ahead for those looking for solutions to several issues.

K-12 education funding

My crystal ball for education is a little foggy, but I’m going to guess Arizona business, education and government leaders won’t come close to fixing the state’s broken education funding system in 2017.

Two years ago, Gov. Doug Ducey created a coalition of education experts to amend the outdated formula used to fund public schools. The funding system is such a complicated tangle of spaghetti, the governor’s Classrooms First Initiative Council tossed in the towel, saying Ducey and lawmakers need to determine exactly how to fix the system.

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